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Fi Global insights 2020 Trend Guide

Highlights from Fi Europe 2019 Paris, France

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Foreword This Fi Global insights trend guide shines a spotlight on some of the trends and innovations that could be found at Fi Europe 2019. We have gathered interviews with leading trend experts at the show, offering perspectives on the most important trends in 2020 and beyond, as well as custommade infographics highlighting a number of important consumer trends. With more than 1700+ suppliers filling the trade show floor from across the industry, Fi Europe is renowned for being the place to showcase cutting-edge innovation in Food and Beverage ingredients. Included in this trend guide you will find those companies listed that submitted the new products they launched in the past 2 years for the 2019 Fi Innovation Awards, as well as those selected to be part of our Innovation Tours. In addition, we are extremely pleased to present some of the most ground-breaking Food and Beverage solutions currently being developed by startups at the Fi Global Startup Challenge 2019. These startups offer a glimpse of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for our industry.

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Fi Global insights 2020 Trend Guide


Contents Market insights critical to tapping plant-based ingredients trend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 (interview with Julian Mellentin, New Nutrition Business) Resonating with consumers: why storytelling is top trend for 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 (interview with Lu Ann Williams, Innova Market Insights) NEXT Concept Lab offers forward-looking, predictive solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Why accurate data is fundamental to business success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 (interview with Rick Miller, Mintel) Your guide to the Fi Innovation Awards 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Startup Innovation Challenge Finalists and Winners 2019 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Innovation Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Meet our charity partner: The Hunger Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 What do consumers say about plant-based diets? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 What do consumers say about sugar alternatives? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 What do consumers say about transparency? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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Market insights critical to tapping plant-based ingredients trend (interview with Julian Mellentin, New Nutrition Business) Growing demand for plant-based ingredients is on everyone’s radar, but not all companies understand exactly what consumers want. Through in-depth trend analyses and strategy development, New Nutrition Business helps companies reorient their businesses to meet specific market needs. What sets New Nutrition Business apart, according to Director Julian Mellentin, is the fact that the consultancy goes beyond the superficial in order to identify concrete strategies that companies can adopt. This is a key message he hopes to convey during his presentation at the Fi Conference. “There has been a lot of talk about the potential of plant-based ingredients,” he says. “Yes, it exists, but what does this really mean for ingredient and branded companies? What are the concrete opportunities, and what are the products that connect with consumers?” Julian Mellentin New Nutrition Business

Global perspective Established in 1995, New Nutrition Business provides expert consultancy services to ingredient and branded product companies on all aspects related to nutrition and health. Inspiration for the business came from Japan, a pioneer in functional foods, and followed Mellentin’s intuition that this was a trend set to sweep Europe. “I don’t think that Europe truly understands just how many great ideas start in Asia,” he says. This appreciation of cross-cultural learning is reflected in the current makeup of the company. Some 15 staff operate out of offices in London, Glasgow, Portugal and New Zealand, and there is a filiate company in Tokyo. An impressive 14 nationalities are represented – “I’m the only Englishman,” says Mellentin – and about 95 % of business is conducted outside the UK.

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Beyond the hype From this international perspective, New Nutrition Business identifies key trends and assesses the opportunities and risks in order to develop implementable strategies. In the plant-based trend for example, Mellentin notes that consumer demand for more plant-based ingredients is not the same as being vegetarian. Furthermore, ‘flexitarian’ is a term that consumers almost never call themselves. “This is typical of how the food industry comes up with word that their researchers like,” he says. “What we do instead is focus on consumers.” Another trap that ingredient manufacturers fall into is believing the hype around their own technology. “It’s a bit like a teenage crush; it’s not really based on anything,” says Mellentin. “Their focus should be on what consumers want. Consumers might want the benefits of plants, but they might not be all that excited about technology. Pea protein is a good example of this. If you go on social media, you’ll see that people really don’t know what pea protein is.” Mellentin suggests that manufacturers should instead focus on the technical benefits of their ingredient; whether it tastes better or offers better texture. The advantages should be linked to what consumers actually want.

Delivering on consumer demands For food companies that go beyond the hype, the opportunities are there. Mellentin identifies convenience as the factor driving the plant-based ingredient sector. “People have wanted to include more plants in their diet for a long time, but in more convenient forms,” he said. “This is perhaps the single most important issue. For example, people don’t want to have to buy spinach, and then have to wash it, chop it and cook it.” This has created opportunities for ingredient and branded product firms to blend plants with existing products, such as bread, dairy and even meat-based products, in order to increase plant content. This, at the end of the day, is what consumers are looking for. “I don’t think any food product category should be ruled out,” says Mellentin. “And if it is possible for consumers to experience a tangible benefit, then this is a big plus.”

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Resonating with consumers: why storytelling is top trend for 2020 (Interview with Lu Ann Williams, Innova Market Insights) Having an attractive and resonant story behind your food and beverage product will be a decisive factor in achieving success in 2020. This key trend is one that manufacturers must get on board with if they are to stand out from the crowd, according to Innova Market Insights. “Storytelling is about winning with words and will be absolutely crucial to success,” says Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova. “Manufacturers should create resonance with consumers over the origins of the company or the product itself; how the product is produced; or what benefits the product offers. And the number one thing that consumers want to know about is the ingredients. In the world of digitalisation, we have the tools to tell stories and the ability to connect with consumers.” In fact, some 56% of global consumers say that stories influence their purchasing decisions. Choices can be based on what consumers hear from friends, often on social media. “This is also an opportunity for manufacturers to explain to consumer how or why things are done,” adds Williams. “Consumers are smart; what they want is transparency and authenticity.” An example of good storytelling is a tea product made with super herbs sourced from the Andes; the product provides a clear explanation of both the provenance and benefits of its ingredients. Williams notes that smaller companies have been the ones driving this trend. “A few years ago, we told the industry to look out for the small guy,” she says. “And sure enough, the disruptors have come from the outside. So, if you are not telling stories, you really Lu Ann Williams, Director of Innovation at Innova

should start to tell stories about your products.”

On top of the trends A second key trend for 2020 is the plant-based revolution. This is being driven in part by consumer interest in health, sustainability and ethics, which ties into the broader consumer lifestyle trend towards cleaner living. Williams believes that there is still a lot of market left to penetrate. “There are huge opportunities for making plant-based claims,” she says. “We found that consumers prefer the sound of ‘plant-based’ to ‘vegetarian’ or ‘vegan’ and there has been a 68 % growth in plant-based product claims globally over the past five years.” Furthermore, this plant-based revolution is only just getting started. “The industry is still figuring out the terminology,” says Williams. “When we talk about plant-based ingredients, what exactly are we talking about? Are we just talking about plant protein? There are also botanicals, green tea, extracts etc.”

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Demand for plant-based ingredients ties into a third key trend – sustainability. Innova Market Insights research indicates that 87% of consumers want companies to invest in sustainability in 2019, up from 65% in 2018. “Consumers expect that companies will do the best they can,” says Williams. “There has been a massive shift here.” Sustainable actions can include the use of renewable energy sources, fighting plastic waste, or reducing food waste. “Most companies have figured out what their metric is,” she says. “The key now is understanding who your target market is, and how to communicate your actions to them.” This again ties in with the number one trend – winning with words. A fourth trend, which Innova calls ‘The Right Bite’, is about targeting products that help people manage whatever lifestyle they happen to be following. Generation Z consumers for example are often looking for products – such as protein drinks – that fit with their on-the-go lifestyles. Stressful modern living has also increased demand for nutritious foods that are easy to prepare, as well as indulgent treats that provide relaxation and enjoyment. “Mental health is on the agenda and is no longer taboo,” says Williams. This trend also builds on the growing influence of the mindful consumer; someone who is looking for products that are good for them but also wants to feel good about what they eat. A good example of this is a French drink called Bee Zen, which targets the wellbeing of consumers but also supports the sustainability of bees. The fifth top trend is tapping into texture. “Consumers are really recognising more than ever the influence of texture,” says Williams. According to Innova, 45% of US and UK consumers are influenced by texture when buying food and drinks, while 68% share the opinion that textures contribute to a more interesting food and beverage experience. This growing awareness of the role texture plays creates opportunities for food manufacturers to differentiate their products from their competitors. Williams shares the example of fluffy pancakes, which are perceived by Brazilian consumers to be tastier, more indulgent, more exciting and of higher quality than normal pancakes. “This should provide some inspiration for other types of products,” says Williams. Another key trend is what Innova calls ‘macronutrient takeover’. Williams notes that sugar is now public enemy number one in consumer perceptions and underlines the influence that the media and science can have on what is perceived to be good, and what is not. Some sectors like ice-cream have diversified, to include plant-based products that target consumers looking out for calories and fat content.

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Opportunities for hybrid products is the seventh trend, identified by Innova as a means for brands to market and extend themselves. Mixing a niche ingredient with a more mainstream ingredient for example can help to attract more widespread consumer attention. “Consumers expect to find the perfect product for themselves, and hybrid products is one way of giving consumers a choice that they feel is perfect for them,” adds Williams. Even Coca Cola has launched hybrid products including coke mixed with coffee; energy coke; and coke with fruit flavours. The final three trends include the fact ingredients are often the ‘stars’, though this requires familiarity and consumer acceptance to work. Probiotics are an example of ingredients that have rapidly gained public recognition. Eat pretty – the fact that many new product launches border on nutraceuticals – and brand unlimited – the fact that brands are engaging consumers like never before – complete the list.

Exciting times While storytelling tops Innova Market Insights’ top ten trends for 2020, other key themes from previous years, such as ‘Discovery: the adventurous consumers,’ will continue to feature strongly. “All trends essentially go together and build from previous years,” says Williams. “For example, we’re all global travellers. There is more variation in food, which is why this idea of discovery was one of our top trends for last year. This fits into story telling; people want to connect with something.”

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NEXT Concept Lab offers forward-looking, predictive solutions NEXT helps Health, Wellness and Natural Product innovators maximize their return on innovation investment by using proprietary data, intelligence and insights into what’s NEXT. “We do this by helping companies of all sizes use market and consumer intelligence to improve the way they do business, make data-driven innovation decisions, prioritize investments and improve decisionmaking,” says Bill Tuohig, SVP, Data & Insights. Ingredient suppliers need to be well-informed about food trends and broader social, medical, technology, economic and political trends that shape the future of food. Today’s ingredients are tomorrow’s consumer products. Ingredient suppliers are ‘upstream’ from food companies. They need to ensure that their ingredients are developed and available in accordance with new, emerging trends. These ingredients are then used ‘downstream’ in consumer products. Trends may indicate that consumers desire more trusted, local and clean products. But what does that mean? And how do those wants and needs translate to demand for ingredients? That’s where the NEXT Concept Lab can play a role.

NEXT Concept Lab Bill Tuohig provides insight into the best practices that form the foundation of the NEXT Concept Lab and ensures their predictive solutions hit the mark: 1. “We include carefully selected benchmark product category ideas based on known best-selling products and assess opportunities relative to those benchmarks.” 2. “We database all the test scores. This affords us a history of highest-to-lowest scoring ideas, and allows us to calculate averages for our ideas overall, and by sub-groups of similar ideas.” 3. “We compare our averages to other benchmarks that NEXT Concept Lab provides. For example, the average for our ideas compared to all product category ideas ever tested in NEXT Concept Lab.” 4. “We graph our test scores as a scatterplot, with Purchase Intent on one axis, and the “wisdom of crowds” measure, “Market Prediction Score”, on the other axis. This is an effective visual tool, helping us spot opportunities and feel confident in pursuing them.” 5. “We use the Consumer Segment scores provided by NEXT Concept Lab to identify ideas that might have strong appeal to one segment, but narrow appeal to another. This can indicate when an idea is only just emerging, with only early adopters aware of it.”

What’s NEXT? What sets NEXT apart is the use of proprietary data collected at the Natural Products Expos, an industry insider team of journalists, analysts, trend spotters, and an extensive network of industry connections, which collectively enable NEXT to develop forward-looking, predictive solutions. See how NEXT’s 40+ years of expertise in Natural Products can help you determine where your next innovation investment will have most impact on WhatsNEXTinNatural.com.

Bill Tuohig SVP, Data & Insights

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Why accurate data is fundamental to business success (Interview with Rick Miller, Mintel) Global economic trends, technological advances and changing consumer tastes all have an influence on global markets. Understanding these trends – and being able to anticipate new opportunities – are critical components to business success. Rick Miller, Associate Director, Specialised Nutrition at Mintel, explains why having accurate data is absolutely essential, from product development right through to targeted marketing. Talk us through the sort of analyses and surveys that are conducted to arrive at Mintel’s conclusions. Put simply, we use a unique combination of data and expertise. Via 10,000 carefully chosen questions per year, we collect and publish over 3.7 million data points from 1.3 million consumers in 35 countries. Through this scrupulous process – and collecting data on a wide range of topics ranging from personal health and care choices, to food and drink and trending diets in all age brackets – we are assured that the data Mintel has is clean; it’s simply the best. Our analysts are leading experts in their respective categories, often with years of senior experience in industry before joining Mintel. It’s this combination that allows us to confidently say our conclusions are not only eye-opening but Rick Miller, Associate Director, Specialised Nutrition at Mintel

convincing to our more than 5000 global clients.

Are there any clear over-arching economic / social trends that are influencing current trends? Everyone of course is asking about the economic and social impact of Brexit and what consumers are saying. When we asked consumers about this and published the findings in our Brexit: Future Hopes and Fears – Ireland September 2019 report, 67% of Irish consumers felt that it will be more important to support local food and drink producers after Brexit. Yet similar trends around the subject of trust are being seen across all food, drink and supplementation categories. Trust is falling in big brands. For instance, 29% of US consumers aged 18-44 say they don’t trust large food companies. Instead, consumers are shifting their focus towards smaller, in some cases local brands who place an emphasis on transparency and ethical considerations. This was first noted in Mintel’s cross category trend Prove It. Successful brands need to be caring and align with their target consumers‘ values not just their health and lifestyle.

How has consumer demand / taste evolved in recent years – can you give examples? Yes, it has. A good example is the emphasis on sugar reduction in food and drink and how this has shaped consumers’ acceptance of bulk sweeteners. Across the categories, consumers want low sugar and lower carbohydrate options and this, in conjunction with pressure from health authorities has meant that in 2018, 29% of European carbonated soft drink launches contained an artificial sweetener.

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Yet, consumers are concerned about the safety and healthfulness of these sweeteners, for instance only 24% of French consumers said they trusted the food industry to only use sweeteners if they were safe. This poses a tricky dynamic for manufacturers and is one of many trends in consumer taste and perception that will continue to evolve in the years ahead with innovations in food science.

Have there been any surprises; anything that perhaps might not have been predicted a year or so ago? Mintel’s trend Locavore, a movement which predicted the change in consumer purchasing from extensive food chains and foods flown from across the globe to a realisation that this consumption model is unsustainable and more local purchasing is necessary for sustainability; has been accelerated in the wake of socio-political movements around climate change such as Extinction Rebellion. There’s no doubt that this has influenced manufacturers to bring forward their business development plans for sustainability and the trend has shifted to developing markets faster than might have been anticipated.

How can manufacturers use market intelligence to inform their business strategies? Mintel’s clients understand that the more clean data they have at their fingertips around cross-category new product launches, emerging social trends and consumers’ thoughts, the better decisions that can be made surrounding product development and precision-targeted marketing to the right consumer, at an earlier stage.

What are your predictions over the next 3-5 years – which trends will continue; which will end; and what new trends are we yet to see? Certain trends such as the consumer demand for more plant-based integration into established food and drink categories, with more sustainable and ethical production methods and cleaner labels are wellestablished trends that will only likely strengthen in the years to come. The increasing use of wearable technology and greater availability of personal health marker testing, such as microbiome testing will lead to further personalisation in food and drink. Despite the plethora of information available, consumers simply want to cut through the swathes of data and understand what their nutrition needs are. Certain dieting trends such as paleo and keto are merging with the plant-based trend as manufacturers are better able to craft lower carbohydrate, plant-based proteins.

What are the key messages you aim to bring to Food ingredients Europe 2019 – and why should F&B companies stop by your stand? With nearly 40 years of market intelligence expertise, Mintel can tell businesses what consumers want and why. Visiting our stand is not only an exciting opportunity to learn about how Mintel can help businesses grow; our global analysts will also be offering a range of exciting talks every day on key trending topics.

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19 Fi Innovation Awards 2019 Entries, Finalists and Winners

Clean Label & Natural Innovation In the past 2 years, these companies developed new clean label and natural ingredients or processes. AAK AIT Ingredients Akay Flavours & Aromatics Private Limited Azelis Biorigin Europe NV Blue Diamond Growers CFF GmbH & Co. KG Chr. Hansen A/S Colin Ingrédients CORMAN SA CP Kelco CRISTALCO Darégal Destilla GmbH Dutch Spices Emsland Group Fiberstar, Inc. Flavours Factory

Finalists Chr. Hansen A/S HI-FOOD SPA Royal Koopmans

CLEAN LABEL & NATURAL

CLEAN LABEL & NATURAL





Winner CLEAN LABEL & NATURAL 

Chr. Hansen A/S

CLEAN LABEL & NATURAL 

Harboe Ingredients HI-FOOD SPA Ingredion Interfiber Ltd International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Kerry Taste & Nutrition Martin Bauer Group Royal Koopmans SEMIX PLUSO Univar Solutions Zhejiang Silver-elephant Bio-engineering Co., Ltd.

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19 Fi Innovation Awards 2019 Entries, Finalists and Winners

Diversity & Inclusion Champion In the past 2 years, these companies have executed strategies focused on creating a work environment that offers equal opportunities for all employees, irrespective of their gender, race, religious background, sexual orientation, and physical or mental ability. y

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Finalists DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

CP Kelco



DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) International Trade Centre, Empowering

Winner

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

CP Kelco



DIVERSITY & INCLUSION 

women to Trade Programme

Food & Beverage Categories Innovation In the past 2 years, these companies developed new ingredients or processes in one of the following four categories: Dairy, Bread & Bakery, Beverages, Confectionery & Snacks. Arla Foods Ingredients Avebe Berrico FoodCompany bv Borges Agricultural & Industrial Edible Oils SAU

Finalists

DarĂŠgal Diana Food

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences





Winner

DP Supply BV DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

F&B CATEGORIES

F&B CATEGORIES

Griffith Foods

F&B CATEGORIES 

Griffith Foods

EURIAL IngrĂŠdients & Nutrition Fast International Co. Ltd.

PB Leiner

F&B CATEGORIES 

Griffith Foods Harboe Ingredients International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Lucid Colloids Ltd. PB Leiner

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19 Fi Innovation Awards 2019 Entries, Finalists and Winners

Food Tech Innovation In the past 2 years, these companies developed new processing or packaging solutions for food ingredients or finished products. Bodec

Finalists

BRACE GmbH - Chemie

FOOD TECH

- Plastics - DataSystems -

BRACE GmbH - Chemie

EsthĂŠtiques

- Plastics - DataSystems -

Corbion

EsthĂŠtiques



FOOD TECH 

Winner

DarĂŠgal

Corbion FOOD TECH

Handary

Corbion



ICL Food Specialties FOOD TECH

(BK Giulini GmbH)

Interfood



Interfood iSense AG

Reformulation Innovation In the past 2 years, these companies developed new reformulation solutions for increasing fibre content or reducing salt, sugar or fat. ALGAIA BĂśsch Boden Spies GmbH & Co. KG Bunge Loders Croklaan Chr. Hansen A/S DISPROQUIMA DKSH

Finalists Chr. Hansen A/S

REFORMULATION

REFORMULATION





Winner

Griffith Foods REFORMULATION

Handary

Griffith Foods



Chr. Hansen A/S

Harboe Ingredients REFORMULATION

Ingredion

Taura Natural Ingredients



International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Kasi Food Taura Natural Ingredients UnigrĂ S.r.l. vaneeghen

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19 Fi Innovation Awards 2019 Entries, Finalists and Winners

Functional Innovation In the past 2 years, these companies developed new ingredients or processes with proven functional properties beyond basic nutritional value. AAK Arla Foods Ingredients Bösch Boden Spies GmbH & Co. KG Bunge Loders Croklaan Chr. Hansen A/S Diana Food DP Supply BV DSM Engel Food Solutions Glanbia Nutritionals Griffith Foods Handary Finalists

Harboe Ingredients Ingredion

FUNCTIONAL

AAK

FUNCTIONAL

Winner

Interfiber Ltd Interfood





Bunge Loders Croklaan

FUNCTIONAL 

Bunge Loders Croklaan

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

Chr. Hansen A/S

FUNCTIONAL 

Kancor Ingredients Ltd. Kasi Food Kerry Taste & Nutrition Mitsubishi Gas Chemical PT Lautan Natural Krimerindo Royal Koopmans Scelta Mushrooms BV SEMIX PLUSO Taura Natural Ingredients Turkimpeks gida ve kimya sanayi tic a.s. Unigrà S.r.l. Univar Solutions Valio Ltd

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19 Fi Innovation Awards 2019 Entries, Finalists and Winners

Future of Nutrition In the past 2 years, these companies developed pioneering ideas likely to disrupt accepted food supply systems (beyond 5 years). AAK Arla Foods Ingredients Finalists

Azelis Griffith Foods

FUTURE OF NUTRITION

AAK



FUTURE OF NUTRITION 

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

Arla Foods Ingredients

FUTURE OF NUTRITION

VNF (Viet Nam Food

Kerry Group Scelta Mushrooms BV

Nucaps Nanotechnology

Winner



FUTURE OF NUTRITION 

Joint Stock Company)

SEMIX PLUSO Univar Solutions

VNF (Viet Nam Food Joint

Nucaps Nanotechnology

Stock Company)

FUTURE OF NUTRITION 

VNF (Viet Nam Food Joint Stock Company) Pharmako Biotechnologies

Organic Champion In the past 2 years, these companies developed new organic ingredients or processes. Akay Flavours & Aromatics Private Limited Diana Food DKSH Harboe Ingredients

Finalists Diana Food

ORGANIC CHAMPION 

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)

Fragrances (IFF)

ORGANIC CHAMPION 

No winner was selected

Panteley Toshev Ltd. TIPIAK

Tradin Organic B.V.

ORGANIC CHAMPION 

Tradin Organic B.V. United Gums Industries (PVT) Ltd. Univar Solutions Vestkorn Milling AS

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19 Fi Innovation Awards 2019 Entries, Finalists and Winners

Plant-based Innovation In the past 2 years, these companies developed new plant-based ingredients or consumer products that help the customer easily replace a similarly used animal-derived product without compromising on quality. AAK

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Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Finalists

Avebe

PLANT-BASED

Colin IngrĂŠdients

DĂśhler Group

PLANT-BASED

Fiberstar, Inc.

PLANT-BASED

vaneeghen

PLANT-BASED

Winner

DĂśhler Group Fiberstar, Inc.







Fiberstar, Inc.

Hydrosol GmbH & Co KG Meatless BV



Ojah B.V. UnigrĂ S.r.l. VLEVY vaneeghen

Protein Innovation In the past 2 years, these companies developed new protein ingredients or processes. Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Arla Foods Ingredients Finalists

Azelis Colin IngrĂŠdients

Arla Foods Ingredients

PROTEIN 

PROTEIN 

Corbion Ebro Ingredients

Ebro Ingredients

PROTEIN 

Emsland Group ICL Food Specialties

Winner ICL Food Specialties

ICL Food Specialties

PROTEIN 

Kerry Ojah B.V.

Kerry

PROTEIN 

Ruitenberg Ingredients Siveele BV SOUFFLET ALIMENTAIRE UnigrĂ S.r.l.

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19 Fi Innovation Awards 2019 Entries, Finalists and Winners

Sustainability Champion In the past 2 years, these companies implemented a new sustainability strategy that champions environmental or social sustainability in the F&B industry. AAK Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Bösch Boden Spies GmbH & Co. KG Chr. Hansen A/S Corbion CP Kelco Diana Food EURIAL Ingrédients & Nutrition Fuji Oil (Fuji Oil Europe & Fuji Oil Asia PTE LTD)

Finalists Archer Daniels Midland

SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION

SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION





Winner

Company (ADM)

Palsgaard Palsgaard

SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION 

Griffith Foods International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) Kancor Ingredients Ltd. Kerry Palsgaard Shafi Gluco Chem

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Startup Innovation Challenge Finalists and Winners 2019

Sponsored by

Most Innovative Food or Beverage Ingredient This category covers ingredients or additives that improve taste, texture, appearance and/or nutritional value. E.g. flavours, flavour enhancers, colours, sweeteners, emulsifiers, stabilisers, (thickeners, binders texturisers), acidulants, firming agents, anti-caking agents, leavening agents, humectants, dough strengtheners, fat substitutions, yeast nutrients, PH control agents, enzyme preparations, functional lipids, dietary fibre, probiotics etc. Amai Proteins Micropow AG Panvega AG

Winner Amai Proteins

Epinutra Hempfy

Most Innovative Plant or Cereal-based Food or Beverage Ingredient This category specifically covers ingredients or additives from plant or cereal sources. Better Nature Ltd Caffe Ink Krusli

Winner Better Nature Ltd

Innovopro Ltd

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Startup Innovation Challenge Finalists and Winners 2019

Sponsored by

Most Innovative Alternative Food or Beverage Ingredient This category specifically covers ingredients or additives from a novel non-animal/plant/ cereal source. E.g. fungi, algae, insects, micro-organisms, lab grown/cell-cultured or another non-animal/plant/cereal food source. FUMI Ingredients Winner

Tamago Food Higher Steaks

FUMI Ingredients

Pleurette Lab Lab Ltd

Most Innovative Process, Technology or Service supporting F&B industry This category covers innovations that improve food safety, efficacy, quality, traceability, transparency, ingredient sourcing or upcycling. Solar Foods Rival Foods (former Plant Meat Makers) Cellular Agriculture Ltd Connecting Food

Winner Qwarzo

Qwarzo Sphera Encapsulation

EIT Food Prize

Sponsored by

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted. It is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent body set up in 2008 to drive

Winner FUMI Ingredients

innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

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Innovation Tours Clean Label, Natural & Organic Innovations

Healthy and Functional Innovations

Clean label goes far beyond only reformulating

Consumers are more and more aware of the link

to remove artificial additives from a product.

between their diet and their health. Around three in

Nowadays, it includes authenticity, traceability,

five consumers globally say they are always or often

organic or sustainable farming. Products made

influenced by a product’s impact on their health

with simple ingredients consumers are familiar

and wellbeing when choosing food (62%) and soft

with, traditionally and sustainably processed

drinks (60%) (GlobalData). Most of them take a holistic

by real people with total transparency about

approach to their health, with not only a focus on

animal wellbeing and the origins of the

healthier food alternatives but also on more physical

ingredients.

activity, less alcohol and cigarettes.

With 73% of consumers willing to pay more for

The challenge is to age and even die in good health.

a food or drink product made with ingredients

The increase in consumption of fortified food, coupled

they recognize and trust, no wonder that

with the growth in health awareness among consumers

food & beverage global sales of clean label

is projected to drive the functional food ingredients

products are projected to reach $180 billion by

market to grow from USD 64.75 billion in 2017 to

2020 (Euromonitor) and the global clean label

reach USD 94.21 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 6.6%

ingredient market to reach $47.50 billion by 2023

(Marketsandmarkets).​

(Mordor Intelligence). Niacet

Bouwhuis Enthoven B.V

Micreos

Lactalis Ingredient

Kemin Food Technologies

Rousselot

Weishardt

Fonterra

Tipiak

Novastell

Avebe

Stern-Wywiol Gruppe

Ingrebio

Griffith Laboratories

CP Kelco IFF Ingredion Download here the descriptions of innovations that were presented by the participating companies.

Download here the descriptions of innovations that were presented by the participating companies.

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Innovation Tours Reduction & Reformulation Innovations

Innovations from around the world

Around three in five consumers globally say they

Globalization is enticing adventurous consumers to

are always or often influenced by a product’s

experiment with new cuisines. According to GlobalData,

impact on their health and wellbeing when

65% of global consumers enjoy experimenting with

choosing food (62%) and soft drinks (60%)

products from different cultures/countries, and even 79%

(GlobalData). Sugar (N°1), fat (N°2) and salt

of millennials and 78% of Gen X. Curiosity and being the

(N°4) are among the top 5 ingredients that

first to share a new product on social media (Instagram)

consumers are trying to limit or avoid. The two

are among the drivers of the trend.

others are artificial sweeteners (N°3) and MSG (N°5).

Ingredia Univar Solutions

Advances in ingredient innovation using

iSense AG

fermentation, natural extracts, fat substitutes

Nactis

and dietary fibre are paving the way for brands

Berrico

to develop healthier food and drink to respond

Edlong Corporation

to consumer demand without compromising

Agroindustrias Amazonicas

other important attributes such as taste and

Fazer Mills

texture.

HPE Ingredients Sisterna

Algaia Fuji Europe Africa Metarom

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Leiber Gmbh Bösch Boden Spies GmbH & Co. KG Azelis Ebro Ingredients Vinpai Hydrosol Gmbh&Co Limagrain Ingredients Download here the descriptions of innovations that were presented by the participating companies.

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Innovation Tours Healthy Snacking Innovations

Innovations in Beverages

Life is increasingly fast-paced and the lack of

estimated $1.9 trillion by 2021 and is forecast to grow

time influences our consumption behaviours.

at a CAGR of 3.0% from 2016 to 2021 (Research and

As a result, the boundary between meals and

Markets). The major drivers for the growth of this market

snacks is fading. According to Nielsen, 76% of

are growing urbanization and disposable income.

The global beverage industry is expected to reach an

global consumers eat snacks sometimes or often and 45% do so to substitute a meal. In addition,

Market drivers include sugar reduction, naturalness and

consumers are looking for more balanced

new sensory experiences. Within this category global

nutritional alternatives and this is predicted to

functional beverages (energy drinks, sports drinks &

drive the global market for healthy snacking to

dietary supplements) are growing at 11% CAGR and

$32.8 billion by 2025 (Grand View Research).

incremental market size growth will be almost USD 156 billion during 2019-2023 (Technavio). More specifically,

Limagrain ingredient

the energy drink market is forecast to be the fastest-

GreeFood50

growing segment due to the steadily growing number of

NDF Azteca Milling

health-conscious consumers.

Bel Industrie Millets

Destilla Gmbh

Diana Food

Plantex

Friesland Campina

Prova s.a.s

Tereos

Biospringer

Cambridge Commodities

Daregal

Roquette

LaVitella Taiyo

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CFF Brace GmbH Seqens Mineral Specialties Nexira Download here the descriptions of innovations that were presented by the participating companies.

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Innovation Tour Plant-based Innovations based sector, companies are increasingly willing

China’s emerging food ingredients innovations & new trends

to invest in the R&D and production facilities

There are an estimated 1,623+ food additive

required to manufacture high-quality products.

manufacturers in China, existing of 720 edible flavor

Beyond Meat’s successful IPO in 2019 and

manufacturers, and 957 food additive companies.

growth projections of e.g. the plant-based milk

Annually they are meeting 80% of the global demand

market at a CAGR of over 14% between 2018

for vitamins (worth 4.5 billion USD), they make up

and 2024 to more than $38 billion are indicative

80% of 150,000 tons of global production capacity

of that development. Burgeoning consumer

of food preservatives and 90% of food thickener

interest in health, sustainability and ethics, as

production, while around 80% of food acidulant is being

well as their exposure to plant-based products,

manufactured in China.

In response to the expected growth of the plant-

are spurring this popularity. ProVeg International has identified the most promising products in

Brother Enterprises Holding Co., Ltd.

the plant-based sector for you to learn about

Zhucheng Haotian Pharm Co., Ltd.

innovative plant-based solutions, their different

Linyi Shansong Biological Prod. Co., Ltd.

applications and how they will benefit your

Qingdao Bright Moon Seaweed Group Co., Ltd.

bottom line.

Shandong Sanyuan Bitotechnology Co., Ltd. Chenguang Biotech Group Co., Ltd.

AAK

Shandong Kunda Biotechnology Co., Ltd.

ADM

Vitasweet Co., Ltd.

Avebe

Laiwu Taihe Biochemistry Co., Ltd.

Bunge Loders Croklaan

Heibei Huaheng Biological Technology Co., Ltd.

Cargill

Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd.

Döhler GmbH

JK Sucralose Inc

Greenfood50

Yantai Oriental Protein Tech Co., Ltd.

Hydrosol GmbH & Co KG

Deosen Biochemical Ltd.

Phycom

RZBC Group Co., Ltd.

KMC

Futaste Co., Ltd.

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Meet our charity partner: The Hunger Project

Hunger is not just about food – it is about people like Kamla Devi Over 820 million people in the world suffer from chronic hunger. That is 820 million too many. It is The Hunger Project’s goal to end world hunger by 2030. We believe people living in hunger are not the problem – they are the solution. Like Kamla Devi from India, who works tirelessly to lift her community from hunger and poverty. We invite you to get to know Kamla and The Hunger Project, be inspired and get involved in ending world hunger at Fi Europe. The Hunger Project shifts mindsets of women and men so they transform into leaders for the sustainable end of hunger by unlocking their capacity, creativity and leadership and empowering them with the skills, knowledge and resources they need. This way they can break the poverty cycle themselves.

Invest in female leaders In India, where one out of four people do not have enough to eat, The Hunger Project trains elected women representatives in village councils to become effective leaders who lift their communities out of poverty to fulfil their mandate to the best of their abilities, pull the right strings, and secure a range of provisions for their village. Leaders like Kamla Devi from Uttarakhand make sure subsidies and government schemes are efficiently deployed where they are needed.

Impact in India Kamla: “I learned everything during The Hunger Project’s training: from introducing myself and talking to government officials, to applying for schemes and subsidies online andwriting proposals.” In four years’ time, she achieved the following:

✓ Successfully completed development work worth $145,000 ✓ Constructed 12 cement roads, 20 irrigation canals and 75 rainwater harvesting tanks ✓ Made clean drinking water accessible for everyone in her village ✓ Planted 3,000 trees ✓ Ensured employment for over 100 people, including 90 women from her village

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Plant-based diets What do consumers say?* How many consumers changed their diets to lead a more environmentally friendly lifestyle in the last 2 years?

45% 38% 47% 30% 45%

38%

47%

30%

Global

Europe

Asia-Pacific

USA

What was the main reason for consumers to make changes to their diet?

52%

51%

52% Global consumers say: “I was concerned about the environment overall”

52% Global

51% Europe

51% of European consumers say: “I was concerned about a specific environmental issue (i.e. global warming)”

57% 57% Asia-Pacific

57% of Asian consumers say: “I was concerned about the environment overall”

56% 56% USA

56% of USA consumers say: “I was concerned about a specific environmental issue (i.e. global warming)”

How many consumers changed their diet to reduce meat or eliminate it completely? Reduced meat

42%

42%

Global

33%35%33%12% 33%

35%

33%

12%

Global

Europe

Asia-Pacific

USA

Vegetarian diet

How many consumers sometimes find the taste of plantbased food and drink boring?

46%

46%

22%19%22%28% 22%

19%

22%

28%

Global

Europe

Asia-Pacific

USA

Asia-Pacific

44%

44%

Europe

31%

31% USA

How many consumers find plant-based protein sources appealing?

57% 58% 56% 50% 57%

58%

56%

50%

Global

Europe

Asia-Pacific

USA

Sources:* 1. FMCG Gurus Sustainability survey – 26,000 consumers surveyed globally – 11,000 Europe, 7,000 Asia-Pacific and 1,000 in Sources:* the USA, 2019 1. FMCG Gurus Sustainability survey – 26,000 consumers surveyed globally – 11,000 Europe, 7,000 Asia-Pacific and 1,000 in the USA, 2019 2. FMCG Gurus Active Nutrition survey – 26,000 consumers surveyed globally – 11,000 Europe, 7,000 Asia-Pacific and 1,000 in 2. FMCG Gurus Active Nutrition survey – 26,000 consumers surveyed globally – 11,000 Europe, 7,000 Asia-Pacific and 1,000 in the USA, 2019 the USA, 2019

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Sugar alternatives What do consumers say?* How many consumers are currently on a diet in order to lose weight?

59%

59%

Global

How many consumers recognize the link between diet and diabetes?

57%

57%

Asia-Pacific

50% 42% 50%

42%

Global

Europe

54%

54%

Europe

28% 26%

78%

28%

26%

Global

Europe

78% USA

28% 27% How many consumers look to reduce their sugar intake?

28%

27%

Asia-Pacific

USA

58% 34%

How many consumers believe natural sweeteners are a healthier alternative to sugar?

58%

34%

Asia-Pacific

USA

How many consumers make attempts to seek out product that contain stevia?

28% 24% 28%

24%

Global

Europe

62% 58% 62%

58%

Global

Europe

32% 30% 32%

30%

Global

Europe

34% 32% 65% 45% 65%

45%

Asia-Pacific

USA

34%

32%

Asia-Pacific

USA

How many consumers actively look to consume natural sweeteners?

37% 32% 37%

32%

Asia-Pacific

USA

Sources:* 1. FMCG Gurus Country Profile survey – 25,000 consumers surveyed globally – 12,000 Europe, 6,000 Asia-Pacific and 1,000 in Sources:* the USA, 2019 1. FMCG Gurus Country Profile survey – 25,000 consumers surveyed globally – 12,000 Europe, 6,000 Asia-Pacific and 1,000 in the USA, 2019 2. FMCG Gurus Weight Management survey – 25,000 consumers surveyed globally – 11,000 Europe, 7,000 Asia-Pacific and 2. FMCG Gurus Weight Management survey – 25,000 consumers surveyed globally – 11,000 Europe, 7,000 Asia-Pacific and 1,000 in the USA, 2018/2019 1,000 in the USA, 2018/2019

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Transparency What do consumers say?*

25% 23% 25%

23%

Global

Europe

How many consumers say their trust towards food brands has deteriorated in the last 2 years?

25% 32% 25%

32%

Asia-Pacific

USA

How many consumers believe food brands are fully transparent in communicating practises and policies?

31%

31%

Global

32%

32%

How many consumers are not fully trusting of food brands?

Europe

38% 38%

Global

30%

30%

Asia-Pacific

36%

36% USA

Of these global consumers who are not fully trusting of food brands:

44% 44%

44 % Global consumers say: “I believe that brands can make misleading product claims in order to charge a higher price”

Global

44%

43% 43% Asia-Pacific

40%

Europe

44%

44% European consumers say: “I believe that brands can make misleading claims around the ingredients used in products”

Europe

43% Asian- Pacific consumers say: “I believe that brands can make misleading claims around the healthiness and nutritional value of products”

40%

35% 35%

Asia-Pacific

57%

57% USA consumers say: “I believe that brands can make misleading claims around locality”

57% USA

44% 44%

USA

Sources:* 1. FMCG Gurus Blockchain survey – 26,000 consumers surveyed globally – 11,000 Europe, 7,000 Asia-Pacific and 1,000 in the Sources:* USA, 29th July 2019-12th August 2019 1. FMCG Gurus Blockchain survey – 26,000 consumers surveyed globally – 11,000 Europe, 7,000 Asia-Pacific and 1,000 in the USA, 29th July 2019-12th August 2019

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